Climate change and human health

Strengthen partnerships


Engage in partnerships with other united nations organizations and sectors other than the health sector at national, regional and international levels, in order to ensure that health protection and health promotion are central to climate change adaptation and mitigation policies.

Partnerships will be sought at all levels. This requires the public health sector to play a stewardship role in fostering policy coherence across sectors, and to influence policies and actions that can benefit health.


The Secretariat will undertake three actions:

  • Action 2.1: Participate in the relevant mechanisms and coordination activities within the United Nations system.
  • Action 2.2: Exercise WHO stewardship role with other sectors and related United Nations organizations.
  • Action 2.3: Provide the health sector with information, tools and advice so it can actively participate in national, regional and international mechanisms.